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Richard Allen Beevor

Rookie - 491 Points (23 March 1949 / London)

The Shell and Man


The shell broke,
passed into a million tiny fragments
and loosed a raging tempest on the land.

The time has passed
when man can be at peace,
at his moment in history an end has come.

So it is
as animals die in sorrow,
when the human creature called man,
finally,
pierced the shell.

Submitted: Sunday, April 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: death


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